Mangrove Seedling

About the Artist

Xavier Cortada has been commissioned to create art for the White House, the World Bank, the Florida Supreme Court, the Florida Governor's Mansion, Miami City Hall, Miami-Dade County Hall, the Miami Art Museum, the Museum of Florida History and the South Pole Station.

In 2006-2007, the Miami artist was awarded a National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers Program residency. For more information visit


2007 The Reclamation Project and Native Flags
Miami Science Museum, Miami, Florida

2007 South Pole Installations
Wolfson Center Gallery, MDC Art Galleries,
Miami Florida

2006 The Reclamation Project
Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida


2007 Weather Report (curated by Lucy Lippard)
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art,
Boulder, Colorado

2007 Envisioning Change
Nobel Peace Center, Oslo, Norway
Bozar Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium

2006 Miami in Transition
Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida


An essay by Mary Jo Aagerstaun, Ph. D.

Xavier Cortada did not know he was joining the worldwide ecoart movement when he began mobilizing Miami citizens in 2005 to promote mangrove reforestation in his home town, using his artistic imagination as the instigator. He just knew something had to be done. His artistic "greening" to read the essay in its entirety







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